Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians. Experts and aboriginal elders believe a variety of reasons drive aboriginal youth to suicide, including a disconnection from traditional culture and land.

In Western Australia’s Kimberley region suicide has reached epidemic proportions, with one suicide every week on average since the end of December 2011.

(via AlJazeera)

Cameron Reilly's Random Newsletter of StuffStuff you might want to know.

If you want to receive the occasional updates on my books, films, podcasts, public appearances or notification of my ultimate demise, please sign up to my newsletter.